The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 312 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Jan. 14.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 1,080, with seven hospitalized, and 6,870 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 6,792 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 70 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
More detailed information on new cases is available on the Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s COVID-19 data dashboard. To view the dashboard, visit https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/current-situation-in-hawaii/.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit www.kauai.gov/COVID-19.
Due to the high volume of cases, it may take the Department of Health case investigators a few days to contact you after you’ve received a positive test. With the shortened isolation period, in some instances case investigators will not be able to reach you before the end of your isolation period. Even if you don’t receive a call from DOH, you should act immediately when you learn you are positive.
If you have symptoms and cannot easily get tested, you should assume you have COVID-19 and take action: isolate at home for at least 5 days, according to DOH and CDC guidelines. Notify your close contacts, workplace, and/or school. And seek healthcare as needed.
If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate yourself at home immediately and notify your close contacts. If you are a close contact, quarantine yourself at home and get tested. For more information and guidance for COVID-19 cases and close contacts, visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Summary-Guidance-for-COVID-19-Cases-and-Contacts.pdf. For information about isolation and quarantine, visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html.
Free vaccination is offered islandwide. Vaccinations are available to anyone 5 years of age or older and are free, safe, and effective. For details on the vaccination sites, visit www.kauai.gov/vaccine.
Free testing is also available islandwide. For a full list of testing sites and more details, visit www.kauai.gov/covidtest. The Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall testing center is limited to 500 tests per day, and the free mobile testing van is limited to 100 tests per day.